Angelina Jolie Had a Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie 2013Angelina Jolie explained her recent absence, revealing that she had joined the likes of Giuliana Rancic, Sharon Osbourne, Kylie Minogue, Kathy Bates and the tens of thousands of American women who undergo mastectomy a year, in a New York Times piece titled “My Medical Choice.”

Jolie wrote that the decision to have her breasts surgically removed and replaced with implants came after doctors learned that she carries a gene that heavily increases the chance of developing breast cancer.

In the heart-melting article, she describes the process, which began in early February and ended in late April, and encourages others to be brave and get tested.  Continue reading “Angelina Jolie Had a Double Mastectomy”

Gawker Temporarily Removes Hulk Hogan Sex Tape at Judge’s Request, Keeps Article

Hulk Hogan sex tapeOn behalf of everyone at Gawker, editor John Cook wrote that they are refusing to remove their Hulk Hogan sex tape post based on the First Amendment of the United States Constitution: freedom of motherf*cking speech.

Yesterday a judge in Florida officially ordered them to take down the video (and they did, pending the appeal) and the entire 1,400-word article describing it.

Even though Hogan himself requested the video be taken down after it was leaked by a still unknown source in late 2012, Gawker attorney Gregg Thomas wisely made a case for the actual article.

Cook argues that it doesn’t matter how “dumb” or “frivolous” it is, because the Constitution allows Americans to “publish true things about public figures.”  Continue reading “Gawker Temporarily Removes Hulk Hogan Sex Tape at Judge’s Request, Keeps Article”

Secrets Of The Marijuana Catapult, As Told By The Former Chief Of The DEA

So I’m reading the “cocaine” issue of New York Times Magazine that was appropriately handed to me by my mom, not because I have a snorting addiction but because she hands all the issues down to me, and I notice something about a “marijuana catapult.”

Naturally I’m very intrigued, even as someone who doesn’t smoke pot anymore, it sounds like the most fascinating thing ever. Sadly blueprints and a point-by-point description were not included.

What we do get is an explanation that moving marijuana is hard for drug cartels because it smells and is bulkier than coke, but worth it. Due to the stench and weight it “tends to cross the border far from official points of entry.”  Continue reading “Secrets Of The Marijuana Catapult, As Told By The Former Chief Of The DEA”